Primary mediastinal choriocarcinoma

Prusty, S. ; Bhayana, J. N. ; Nayak, N. C. ; Singh, S. ; Singh, V. S. ; Sharma, S. R. ; Goel, P. P. (1969) Primary mediastinal choriocarcinoma Chest, 56 (6). pp. 543-546. ISSN 0012-3692

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Primary mediastinal choriocarcinoma is a rare entity and is peculiar only to man. Although rigid criteria such as serial biopsies of the gonads are essential to rule out the possibility of such mediastinal tumor as a metastatic lesion, a review of the literature shows that anterior medlastinum is rarely involved by the metastasis from gonadal tumors. The clinical diagnosis of such a tumor can be made by the presence of the triad of chest pain, cough and gynecomastia in a man in the third decade. The prognosis of such a lesion is uniformly hopeless irrespective of the mode of treatment. A case of primary medlastinal choriocarcinoma in a 22-year-old man has been described. This case brings the total number of cases to 16.

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